ISE Seminar Series: Virtual Reality based Hybrid Simulation for Medical Procedures

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Date: October 1, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual event
Category: Seminar

Abstract: Medical procedures are often performed under the most challenging work environments, demanding higher accuracy and precision in cognitive and technical (psychomotor) skills. More specifically, minimally invasive procedures require higher dexterity to perform the treatment/diagnosis using camera equipment on one hand, and surgical/procedural equipment in the other hand. In this talk, I will discuss the application of Virtual Reality (VR) in healthcare systems. First, we will focus on laying the foundation for utilization of VR-based hybrid simulation for two different types of medical procedures (i.e., FESS and Airway management). Second, we will discuss the framework for implementing the VR-based systems for the aforementioned procedures. Subsequently, we will discuss the advantages and a use case for utilizing VR to gain access to high-fidelity data for proficiency classification and gain insights into the caregivers' behaviour. Finally, I will conclude by summarizing the importance of VR in the healthcare domain for training caregivers cost-effectively. 

Bio: Saurabh Jain received his Ph.D. from the Department of Systems Industrial and Engineering at the University of Arizona in 2021. He received his B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from India in 2015, and the M.S. in Industrial Engineering from The University of Arizona in 2017. His research works focusses on applied simulation modeling and analysis for large-scale systems. Dr. Jain has authored and co-authored published papers in different application domains at journals and conferences of national and international repute. He is a member of Institute of Operation Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), society for modelling simulation international, and the society for simulation in healthcare.

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October 2021